Monday, February 9, 2009

I Like Roses And An Award Too!!!


Another big surprise from my fellow Russian blogger, Gvendalen at Ocean of Imagination. Thank you so much Gvendalen. I am very honored that you have picked me. I want to share this award with those who have not received it before. I ask that you link back to me and also check out Gvendalen's blog too! It is wonderful.

To Understand Another Language on a Blog:
I don't speak Russian, but I use Google Translate and bring it up in a tab right next to her tab. If you look at it you will see how easy it is to change from English to whatever other language you need. If you aren't sure of the langeuage it will also Detect Language for you. I keep the Google link in my Favorites so it is always handy. I right click on it to bring it up in the other tab and then cut and paste for the blog I am visiting. Hope this helps some who would like to do it. Different cultures are a love of mine. If you need clearer steps, EMAIL ME.

Please check out my new card below. I hope you like it.

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I had been drooling over anyone and everyone who had this set, I Love Roses, by Flourishes...so I broke with my rules for no new stamps in January and got it and 2 other sets I can't wait to use.

IMAGE:
1. The rose and leaves was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock with Encore Gold .
2. Ranger Gold Embossing Powder was added and heat embossed.
3. A Niji waterbrush was used to watercolor the rose with Twinkling H2O's Cherry Sorbet.
4. The rose and the leaves were trimmed close but not too close to the embossed edges.
5. The edges were then painted with the same colors used to paint inside the images.

BACKGROUND:
1. A piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock was put through the Cuttlebug using embossing folder Textile Textures.
2. It was put through the Cuttlebug again using the next to the largest Spellbinders Large Oval die cut, a little off to the right. The trimmed rose was used to decide how far so the rose would overlap both the outer edge and part of the oval.

3. It was then mounted on a piece of Bazzill Birthstone October cardstock.


4. The next size down die was used to get the center oval of smooth cardstock. It was also put through to emboss only the edge of the oval.
5. The edges were slid over the surface of a VersaMark pad, then dipped in the same Ranger Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed as shown.
6. It was mounted to the center of the cut-out oval.

7. The rose and leaves were mounted using dimensional glue spots.

Embellishments:

1. The ribbon was tied using a Martha Stewart Double Bow technique and Michaels Swiss Dot ribbon and mounted as shown
2. A brass heart #2046 by Fancifuls online was mounted using glue dots.
3. The corners and bottom of the card were done using leftovers from Peel Offs.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

42 comments:

LINDA said...

OH MY!! Shirley, This is Fabulous..Your coloring is just wonderful..Very Stunning card!!!
Hugs..

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a simply gorgeous card - the colours are just lovely together!

Elena said...

Congratulations to your award, Shirley!
I love your card so much! I think you are making the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen!!! The rose is so beautiful!!! Love the colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so pretty, love the design.

Cheryl said...

Another Simply gorgeous card Shirley! That really is a pretty rose and I may have to break down and get it myself.

catdidit said...

This is just stunning Shirley! LOVE the gold embossing on this!

LadyDoc said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

The blog award is SOOOO well deserved- I love coming here!

Maria Matter said...

Shirley, absolutely gorgeous! Love the flower and the touch of gold!!!! Just stunning! perfect bow too! Pure eye candy....actually that applies to your whole blog Shirley!
Blessings, Maria

craftimamma said...

As Maria so perfectly described it, your whole blog, this card included, is pure eye candy.

This card is so fresh and pretty and the way you've coloured the rose is beautiful. Love it!

Lesley Xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Congrats on the award and what a GORGEOUS card!! WOWZER girl!! :) TFS!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is just breathtaking Shirley!

retiredheather said...

Shirley, this is a beautiful card. I am so glad you puchased it. Wonderful layout on a great card. Congrats on the award. I am on my way to see this new blog.
Hugs
Heather

Gvendalen said...

Oh, Shirley, it's very beautifully! I love roys, Your coloring and the gold embossing on this!
Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your kind comments!
Congratulations to your award, Shirley! I think, it will be pleasant to many lady to receive this award from you.
Hugs,
Helena

Nancy said...

Love how you embossed and colored the rose and leaves! Beautiful card.

Jenny said...

How prety! and the award is made just for you :-)
The card is gorgeous!
That stamp is lovely!

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, я обожаю розы и эта открытка понравилась мне очень! Вы изумительно красиво сочетаете цвета!

Sharon said...

Shirley,
This is so pretty. Great job!!

Sharon said...

Oh and congrats on another blog award! You deserve it!!

Beth said...

Conngrats on your award Shirley and I don't know about drooling over the stamp set but I sure am drooling over your card My that is beautiful

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow Shirley what a lovely card! I love the gold embossing it makes your card so elegant!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored the rose and the CB background is perfect!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Shirley! Love the gold!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh this gold embossed rose is simply stunning!!! The delicate CB bg is just wonderful!!

Lyn S said...

Very elegant design Shirley, and the colours are so pretty! Love the rose stamp!

Hope said...

beautiful card! I love all the detail.

Phree said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the stamp, the colouring, everying... it's pefect.

Stamping Cafe said...

Congrats for the beautiful award! Well deserved!
The card is stunning, love your colors!

Lisa Foster said...

Shirley is is so LOVELY! I'm always a sucker for pink, but this card is so delicate...your talent is just amazing!

Anne said...

This card is just stunning, the delicate colours are set off so well by the ribbon and the embossing.

I read a suggestion the other day to cut out images and then paint them so as to avoid the contrast round the cutting line - saves a step in the process. I might give this a try, what do you think?

Anne said...

PS Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

The Country Rose said...

Hi Shirley! Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Birthday today! I hope your day and your year are filled to the brim with many blessings and much joy.

I LOVE your card! It's so pretty and I love pink and roses- they just go together don't you think :)? The Textile embossing folder is perfect for this card too!

Barb

Tammi said...

Oh wow, look at all that pretty embossing, just gorgeous!

Ret said...

Shirley, you've done it again!! This card is sooooo beautiful! I love all the detail you've added to the card, you have a unique eye for detail and all your little special touches really add to the beauty of your cards.

I am a bad friend :( I'm so sorry, I thought your birtday was Saturday, not THURSDAY!!! I see in an earlier post that I was wrong! I am soooo very sorry that I missed it. I hope you had a very nice day!! Happy Belated Birthday, GF!!!
hugs
Ret

Candy said...

Gorgeous Shirley!!

Catherine said...

Shirley, thanks for stopping by and now i found you :)
such a gorgeous card.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Aren't rules MADE to be broken......lol....... This is absolutely Breathtaking

Kerri said...

That rose is just beautiful! Happy belated birthday!

Rina said...

As always Shirley, this is gorgeous!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Shirley, Your card is so very pretty. I love the layout and how you placed the rose.

Kerry D-C said...

Wow!! This is just GORGEOUS!

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning! WoW, LOVE this, Shirley!

Suzanne said...

WOW! This card is stunning.

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